10-6-19 – God’s Heart for the Nations – Pastor Troy Bush

10-6-19 – God’s Heart for the Nations – Pastor Troy Bush

 
 
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Rehoboth Baptist Church
DATE: 10.06.19
SERIES: 2019 MISSIONS EMPHASIS: Move, Make, Multiply
TEXT: Gen 12:1-3; John 3:16; Rev 5:6-14(ESV)
10:30a Sanctuary

God’s Heart for the Nations

Genesis 12:1-3 (ESV) 1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

John 3:16 (ESV) 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Revelation 5:6-14 (ESV) 6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”

11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”

13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

God loves the world and blesses the nations with his love and grace

Loving God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind lead you to love what God loves

The people of God become a great obstacle to God’s ultimate purpose when we put our own comfort, control, and collections ahead of his love purpose to bless the nations

We deceive ourselves when we say we have no role in God’s plan to bless the nations or when we say that we make so little a contribution that God surely doesn’t care if I am involved in his purposes.

God is most glorified and you are most blessed when you give your life and your things to God’s ultimate end

Revelation 22:16-17 (ESV) 16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

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